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24th Jul '16 7:00:56 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' seems to take this on a muggle-by-muggle basis. In an early chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy'', the Trope is defied when a dark elf priestess gets tired of her ally (a foul-mouthed mobster) mocking her and Shadows in general, when he tells her, to paraphrase, one man with a gun could defeat an army of Shadows on their own turf. She tells him to prove it by ''giving'' him a loaded weapon and daring him to shoot her. All he gets is the scare of his life when the gun proves as ineffective as a toy against her magical wards, and she briefly drops the act she typically uses among humans. On the other hand, [[VideoGame/DarkStalkers B.B. Hood]] (yes, [[SpecialGuest that one]] who appears in the same fanfic has no known supernatural powers, and has killed two named characters thus far, both of them {{Mauve Shirt}}s, becoming a potent KnightOfCerebus for the series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' The ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' seems to take this on a muggle-by-muggle basis. In an early chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy'', the Trope is defied when a dark elf priestess gets tired of her ally (a foul-mouthed mobster) mocking her and Shadows in general, when he tells her, to paraphrase, one man with a gun could defeat an army of Shadows on their own turf. She tells him to prove it by ''giving'' him a loaded weapon and daring him to shoot her. All he gets is the scare of his life when the gun proves as ineffective as a toy against her magical wards, and she briefly drops the act she typically uses among humans. On the other hand, [[VideoGame/DarkStalkers B.B. Hood]] (yes, [[SpecialGuest that one]] who appears in the same fanfic has no known supernatural powers, and has killed two named characters thus far, both of them {{Mauve Shirt}}s, becoming a potent KnightOfCerebus for the series.
22nd Jul '16 7:25:46 PM doorhandle
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** Shown clearly in [[https://youtu.be/3xQFo9-RcFw?t=12 It Came From Tumblr 3:]]

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** * Shown clearly in [[https://youtu.be/3xQFo9-RcFw?t=12 It Came From Tumblr 3:]]



-->'''Knight!Medic:'''The fuck's a gun-''BLAM''

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-->'''Knight!Medic:'''The fuck's a gun-''BLAM''
gun-''[[KilledMidSentence BLAM]]''
22nd Jul '16 7:25:02 PM doorhandle
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**Shown clearly in [[https://youtu.be/3xQFo9-RcFw?t=12 It Came From Tumblr 3:]]
-->'''Knight!Medic:''' This Hell-armour of mine has been enchanted to reflect any blade, arrow, or mace!
-->'''Elf!Scout:''' What about a gun?
-->'''Knight!Medic:'''The fuck's a gun-''BLAM''
5th Jul '16 9:12:17 AM thatmadork
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Similar to the above-mentioned Imperial Guard, the Empire is constantly under attack by 8-foot-tall demon-worshipping vikings who wield huge weapons lesser men would struggle to even ''lift'', Nazi rat-men with machine-guns and flamethrowers, psychotic mutants who want to tear down civilisation out of spite, and vampire warlords with huge armies of walking undead. All they have is ordinary men with their sharpened steel, their primitive firearms and their faith in the gods. And somehow, against all odds, they hold.
3rd Jul '16 1:24:56 PM Sharlee
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*** Marcone himself proves this trope applies in the short story "Even Hand", using a combination of firepower, booby traps, and prepared lines of defense to erode a Fomor lord's defenses until a single rune-marked bullet could take his opponent down. [[spoiler: The Fomor wasn't impeded by the sprinkler system, but that's because the defenses were designed to kill ''Harry'', not a Fomor.]]
10th Jun '16 8:32:47 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ZigZagged in the D20Modern Urban Arcana setting. Obscuring mist? We have smoke grenades. Water breathing? We have scuba gear. Fireballs? Rocket launchers deal more damage. But at the same time, some magical effects are impossible to replicate with current mundane tech (ElectroMagneticPulse spell, spell that turns the traffic in your favor...).

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** On the other hand, some D&D material averts this trope. For example, one ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' novel states that the reason behind the Realms' FantasyGunControl is because magical resistances are all-encompassing. It doesn't matter if you're throwing a stone, firing a bow & arrow, or blazing away with a [[GatlingGood Vulcan mini-gun]], if there's no magical basis to it, then it won't even scratch someone under the effect of a Protection From Normal Missiles spell.
* ZigZagged in the D20Modern TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana setting. Obscuring mist? We have smoke grenades. Water breathing? We have scuba gear. Fireballs? Rocket launchers deal more damage. But at the same time, some magical effects are impossible to replicate with current mundane tech (ElectroMagneticPulse spell, spell that turns the traffic in your favor...).) and others do the things that mortal tech does but better - that Water Breathing spell protects you against getting the bends and doesn't require you to keep a death-grip on a cumbersome breathing tank, for example.
9th Jun '16 2:08:07 PM FGHIK
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** In their [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie]], the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat]][[ThePowerOfRock rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.

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** In their [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie]], the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat]][[ThePowerOfRock upbeat]] [[ThePowerOfRock rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.
9th Jun '16 2:07:42 PM FGHIK
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** In their [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie]]], the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.

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** In their [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie]]], movie]], the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat upbeat]][[ThePowerOfRock rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.
3rd Jun '16 7:57:30 PM Lopiny
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* [[spoiler:The Bonus Ending]] of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''.

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* [[spoiler:The Bonus Ending]] of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}''. [[spoiler:Turns out even the most skilled of dragon riders, atop one of the strongest dragons there could be, is little match for a squad of Japanese fighter jets, getting downed by a single missile]].
21st May '16 12:22:25 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': the title characters are [[ScienceHero Science Heroes]] who take on ghosts and extraplanar creatures.
** In their first movie, they avert the invasion of the plane-hopping conqueror Gozer the Traveler using FantasticScience in the form of four unlicensed nuclear accelerators.
** In their second movie, the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'': the title characters are [[ScienceHero Science Heroes]] who take on ghosts and extraplanar creatures.
** In their [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first movie, movie]], they avert the invasion of the plane-hopping conqueror Gozer the Traveler using FantasticScience in the form of four unlicensed nuclear accelerators.
** In their [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie, movie]]], the judicious use of the scientific method and cassette tapes of [[ThePowerOfLove upbeat rock music]] turn the BigBad's slimy energy source against him.



** This is played with in the episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (Yes, [[TyopOnTheCover the name is misspelled]], something that the DVD collection even commented on.) Normally, muggles ''cannot'' face Cthulhu itself without being driven insane. However, the Ghostbusters were somehow able to do so. WordOfGod suggested that this was because they faced horrifying monsters on a regular basis, and the beast really wasn't ''that'' much worse by comparison.

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** This is played with in the episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" Cthulhu" (Yes, [[TyopOnTheCover the name is misspelled]], something that the DVD collection even commented on.) Normally, muggles ''cannot'' face Cthulhu itself without being driven insane. However, the Ghostbusters were somehow able to do so. WordOfGod suggested that this was because they faced horrifying monsters on a regular basis, and the beast really wasn't ''that'' much worse by comparison.
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